Giancarlo Fisichella and Toni Vilander have been confirmed by Risi Competizione face to the next edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The u.s. team will compete with a Ferrari 488 GTE with the dorsal
#82 in the category GTE-Pro in what will be its eighth presence at The Sarthe. The
aim to structure american is storm the
victory in the GTE-Pro after finishing in second position in 2016, behind only the Ford GT #68 of Sébastien Bourdais, Joey Hand and Dirk Müller.
Italian Matteo Malucelli accompanied Fisichella and Vilander in 2016, although in this occasion, the third pilot is to be confirmed.
Giancarlo Fisichella, now in its eighth participation in the
24 Hours of Le Mans, which also accumulate Risi Competizione. The pilot
Italian, 44 years old, it will have a very complete program, in 2017 the whole time
she will compete in IMSA and in the Blancpain GT Series, although one of his great
objectives is to get the third victory of class in the 24 Hours of Le
Mans. I would like to have Toni Vilander, who also accumulated two victories in The
Sarthe, who both defended the colours of Ferrari alongside Gianmaria
Bruni in the triumphs that joined the Italian brand in 2012 and 2014.
Be that as it may, Risi Competizione has an intimate relationship with Le Mans,
despite the five years that he has lived away from La Sarthe until his return in
2016. His first participation in the 24 Hours of Le Mans dates back to 1998, edition got the victory with a Ferrari 333 SP of the class LMP1 in which he competed with Wayne Taylor, Eric van de Poele and the Spanish Fermín
Velez. Risi Competizione builds up other two triumphs, the combined 2008 and 2009
in GT2 with a Ferrari F430 piloted by Gianmaria Bruni, Mika Salo and Jaime Melo.
Pierra Kaffer took the place of Bruni in the second win.